On Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:15:57 AM UTC+1, Dale Worley wrote:

> > From: John McKown <john.arch...@gmail.com <javascript:>> 
> > 
> > I take it WEB-INF is a subdirectory? Did you terminate it with a slash? 
> > 
> > I.e. use 
> > 
> > WEB-INF/ 
> > 
> > and not 
> > 
> > WEB-INF 
> My experience is that a trailing slash is not necessary to cause a 
> .gitignore entry to match a directory. 
> Dale 

But with trailing slash, it will match *only* directories (and not 
accidentally files with the same name).

Another interesting detail is that ignore expressions apply for every 
subdirectory in the repo (recursive), but if you want to only match on a 
distinct path/level, start with a slash.

For instance, for only matching the *directory* /foo at the *root* of your 
repository (repo/foo), use this pattern:



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